Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ohhh bye bye uniform!

For the last two years I have been turning up for work and getting in to my nice clean crisp uniform. I am nearing the end of my posting to the prisoner processing team and I have been informed that I will be spending the next year attached to the main office CID unit as a PC!

So this Christmas I have been dropping the hint I need shirts, lots of them.
I must say I am looking forward to the challenge and the investigative side of the CID, with any bit of luck it will be less of the volume crime I have been dealing with in the PPT and more interesting stuff.

No doubt I will return to uniform after a year or so, and probably study for my Part one sergeants exam, who knows.

I do feel slighly odd, as I was under the impression that I would have to but in a lot more years to get posted to CID, and it is probably the result of the lager numbers of police officers now in service that "just out of probabtion" officers get chances like this.

I also this month been filling out this as I am no spring chicken, and the house needs paying off, the wife needs to be kept in the lifestyle she is accustomed to and holidays cost wonga :)


guv said...

Good luck with HPDS. I would like to give the CID thing a bash myself as we were supposed to get an attachment in probation but due to staff shortages never got it. Like you though I'd need to buy a shirt that isn't white.

thinblueline said...

Yes thankfuly I have my chrimbo presents sorted !
shirts... lots of. !

World Weary Detective said...

CID attachment? I take bribes...

Investigations - 183 | Crimes Solved- 85 | No Crime - 47
% Detection rate - 46.4 % (Counting year April 08 )

Investigations - 129 | Crimes Solved- 53 | No Crime - 36
% Detection rate - 49.3 % (Counting year April 07 )